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Martinez Looking For New Striker

Roberto Martinez says he is continuing his search for a new striker as he has just two senior forwards available for Saturday's trip to Tranmere.

He said: 'With only two first-team strikers in Lee Trundle and Pawel Abbott available, we are skating on thin ice,'

'We do have Chris Jones, who needs to be involved with the first team on a regular basis because he is a good player for the future.

'But it's dangerous having only two senior forwards and getting some cover in could be important.

'The problem is, of course, that everyone wants a striker who can score goals straightaway, and they're not easy to find.'

'We need another striker, but it has to be a person who is ideal for us,'

'Kevin Reeves has a big part to play along with myself and Graeme Jones. We are watching games to see who is in form right now, because that's the most important thing.

'We need someone to come in who is ready to go into our first team and perform.

'We don't want someone who could be a good player potentially - that's for further down the line.

The Swans boss also mentioned that they doing extra shooting practise in training after missing a host chances during last Saturday's 0-0 draw with Leyton Orient.

He added: 'We had 18 attempts, eight of which were on target, and with that many opportunities you would expect to score,'

'A main subject in training will be finishing, but we have to remember that if we play like we did against Leyton Orient, nine times out of 10 we will win.'

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Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 7 2007

Time: 12:26PM

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john hartson would be a great addition to our squad on loan he can also show out younger players how it is done he is a good player in the chapionship and scores goals there imagine what he would be like at swansea and league 1!! cum on you jacks
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07/03/2007 14:25:00

what the same john hartson that ternd us down 2 weeks ago. not a hope in hell of that happining. would be nice but nah not happining
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07/03/2007 14:48:00

John Hartson is probably being paid Premiership wages in the Championship with West Brom. He will not come to us (can't afford him) as he has previously declined to join "his boyhood club". Some players, eg Marcos Painter, came on loan to Swansea as he wanted to play regular football and not be in the reserves.
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07/03/2007 15:12:00

hartson is roting in west broms reserves and he would cum to us on loan .... he is on the loan market aswell so why not loan him
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08/03/2007 15:35:00

we tried. as i said he turnd us down two weeks ago.
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08/03/2007 16:30:00


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